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Small business confidence dips ahead of new customs controls coming into force

Four in 10 exporters have reported a fall in international sales since the end of the Brexit transition period, a major study has revealed. According to the tracker, four in 10 – around 41 per cent of traders – have reported a “drop off” in international sales in the three months to September 2021.

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Large number of businesses looking to recruit more staff

It is perhaps a sign of confidence returning to the UK economy that a significant number of British businesses believe they will be recruiting staff over the coming year.

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Spring Statement 2022 summary

Mr Sunak found himself addressing MPs against a background of crisis, with the residual impact of COVID, the invasion of Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis all affecting the economy in different ways.

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Bank campaign launched as businesses baffled by carbon jargon

The British Business Bank has launched a campaign to alert and encourage SMEs to make the most of the commercial benefits of investing in decarbonisation.

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Hundreds of thousands of jobs saved by loans says report

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Commercial property values affected by poor ESG performance

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Be prepared if you decide to adopt a working from home policy

So, it seems sensible that both employers and members of staff take full advantage of any tax breaks or allowances available for those not in the office.

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Tax Planning

Be aware of your obligations when using subcontractors

They carry out work that the contractor can't perform, but remains responsible for, while the subcontractor provides his or her services under a contract for service.

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The benefits of taking on an apprentice

With the current labour shortage affecting pretty much all areas of the economy, taking on an apprentice could reap rewards for many businesses.

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Neglected commercial properties could be transformed by new initiative

Hundreds of neglected commercial properties could be transformed by a coalition of landlords and retailers with Government support.

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How can tourism businesses achieve Net Zero?

Whilst the Government has outlined its plan to be Net Zero by 2050, your business should have a plan in place to lower its carbon footprint.

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Economy

Extended Enterprise Management Incentive valuation period to be wound down

Businesses have been reminded of a change in a share option scheme that enables companies to attract and keep key staff by rewarding them with a share of the business.

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Taxman reminds couples to take advantage of Marriage Allowance

Marriage Allowance allows married couples or people in civil partnerships to share their personal tax allowances if one partner earns below the Personal Allowance threshold of £12,570, and the other is a basic rate taxpayer

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Savers facing being taxed on interest for the first time

Rising interest rates are a worry for those with a mortgage or loan, but for savers, it means an increase in their investment as savings rates rise.

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Tax year basis reform: Should I change my year-end?

In the first blog of this series on tax year basis reforms, we will be discussing the new rules that will affect how unincorporated businesses are taxed from 2023/24.

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Tax Planning

Tax year basis reform: How does this change affect me?

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First lenders announced for new Recovery Loan Scheme

The first batch of lenders accredited to take part in the latest version of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has been announced.

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Interest rate hike puts pressure on taxpayers behind on payments

In light of the recent increase in the Bank of England’s base rate, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a rise in interest on both late paid tax and repayments of tax.

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More than 90 businesses created every hour

A new survey has revealed that 93 new businesses were created every hour across the UK in the first half of 2022.

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SMEs struggle as number of late payments increase

Small businesses are still struggling from the scourge of late payments, with a new survey showing a six per cent increase in the amount owed over a year ago

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The recipe to business success and how to deal with it

Success comes with its own unique challenges and we have several tips for you to manage growth and success in the best way possible.

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Struggling with your cashflow? Here are our top tips

Maintaining a healthy cashflow sometimes feels like a big headache, especially with the ongoing cost of living crisis hiking your costs.

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Firms involved in four-day week pilot satisfied with progress

Firms that signed up to take part in a four-day working week trial have reported the scheme is going well at the halfway point.

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Fiscal Statement

With a new King at the Palace and a new Prime Minister at Number 10, it was no surprise that the new Chancellor at Number 11 used his first statement to the House of Commons to signal a “new era” for fiscal policy.

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Why management accounts are vitally important for businesses

It may seem obvious, and the clue is in the name, but management accounting reports can provide vital insights into the performance of a business.

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Late payments add to the costs burden for SMEs

Small businesses, or SMEs, are the lifeblood of the country and their financial stability is a major factor in keeping the economy moving

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Economy

Self Assessment customers could be a target for fraudsters as deadline approaches

With the deadline for returning paper Self Assessment tax returns for the 2021 to 2022 tax year rapidly approaching, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for fraudsters.

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How you can make your payroll run smoothly

The smooth running of payroll is vital as your staff are one of the most important parts of your business

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Looking to grow – What are the benefits of networking? And how can your accountant help?

Communication and networking may not seem a priority for busy SMEs struggling against economic headwinds at the moment.

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Taxpayers urged to file Self-Assessment form online

The deadline for filing paper returns for Self-Assessment is now imminent, but the taxman is also reminding taxpayers that there are now less than 100 days left to file their returns online.

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Top tips for launching a successful start-up

Although many new entrepreneurs already have a clear vision of what they want to do, they may not know where to start.

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Avoiding obstacles with the Construction Industry Scheme

Under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), contractors take money from a subcontractor's payments and send it to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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HMRC raises interest rates on late payments from 22 November

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will raise the interest rates on tax debt from 22 November following the 0.75 per cent increase in the Bank of England base rate.

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Number of R&D claims fall in HMRC fraud crackdown

A crackdown on suspected Research and Development (R&D) tax credits fraud by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has led to a fall in claims for the first time.

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Accountants helping businesses make savings, says survey

Accountants are saving businesses time and money as well as easing the pressure of rising inflation, according to a new survey.

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Autumn Statement 2022

The message from the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, in the days before he rose to the despatch box in the House of Commons to deliver the Autumn Statement was clear; he would be outlining billions of pounds of tax rises and spending cuts.

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Be prepared for changes to Capital Gains Tax thresholds 

The Capital Gains Tax allowance (CGT) reductions announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in November’s Autumn Statement could have a significant impact on investors. 

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The importance of cash flow for tourism businesses

With the busy Christmas period approaching, businesses operating in the hospitality and tourism sector will be dealing with increased demand.

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Small businesses gearing up for a bumper Christmas 

Small businesses expect to make two-thirds of their yearly revenue over the festive period. 

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Business goals – how should you keep track of your performance?

Business goals are vital to future success but it is equally as important to keep track of how your business is performing.

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Company name or trading name – what is the difference?

What’s in a name is a question often asked. Well, quite a lot actually when it comes to establishing a business.

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Furnished Holiday Let Tax: What do you need to know?

If your property qualifies as an FHL, it is classed as a ‘trade’ by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), meaning you are entitled to various tax advantages.

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How the cloud has made an impact on UK business 

The impact of the "cloud" cannot be overestimated and has revolutionised the way we do business in the UK and the rest of the world.

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What you need to know when setting up a business

There is much to consider when setting out, including funding, staffing, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.

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Is your business going for growth? What you need to think about

Many businesses think of growth in terms of increased sales, but it’s also important to focus on how to maintain or improve your profitability. 

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Don’t pay the penalty for filing late tax returns 

For those who got their 2021 to 2022 Self-Assessment wrapped up before Christmas, they can enjoy the festivities. But delay too long and miss the 31 January deadline and you risk having to pay a penalty.

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Tax Planning

How cloud accounting can make your business grow  

Traditionally, accounting processes were carried out using software and spreadsheets on a desktop computer. With cloud accounting, data can be accessed from any device with an internet connection anywhere in the world. 

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Cut business costs to avoid dipping into savings

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Dealing with pay and time off for the coronation  

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How can your business overcome cash flow issues?

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How Trivial Benefits can help your workforce 

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Why is cloud accounting technology good for your business?

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How to protect your business in the cost-of-living crisis

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How can an app stack work for my business?

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What you need to consider when starting up a business

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Five more tax avoidance schemes named by HMRC

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